ERIC Number: ED095806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
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Fort Hays Kansas State College and Other Regents' Institutions: A Comparison of the Perceptions of Senior Students.
Stewart, Michael O.; Hannafin, Kathleen M.
A 10 percent random sample of the 1972 senior class was requested to respond to an 11 page, 90-item questionnaire concerning their educational experiences at the six state Regents' institutions. Replies were received from 62.5 percent of Fort Hays Kansas State College (FHKSC) seniors and 58.0 percent from five other institutions. The data were used to compare FHKSC to the other Regents' institutions, and to develop inferences concerning the strengths, weaknesses, and characteristics of FHKSC as perceived by the 1972 senior class. In particular, the 90-items were evaluated regarding: background; plans; the institutions' services; the academic programs; the psychological climate; the campus characteristics; finances; adequancy of programs; and personal satisfaction. Fort Hays Kansas State College seniors gave more positive ratings to: housing accommodations, health services and the library holdings than did seniors at the other institutions. In evaluating institutional characteristics, FHKSC seniors described their personal environment as "friendly," with students having a significant voice in policymaking. In regard to the "academic" environment, respondents described their environment as "conforming," with highly "competent" faculty. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Fort Hays Kansas State Coll., Hays. Office of Institutional Research.